Posted in Family & Parenting, Logic, Reading & Literature, Spiritual Upbringing, Subject Bible & Theology, Subject English, Subject Philosophy

Ethics and Logic Require Imagination

Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis - FAIRY TALE (FAIRY TALE OF KINGS) - 1909

“Though I have heard it too many times, I am still pierced through when I hear Christian parents glibly proclaiming that they don’t want their children to hear fairy tales or fiction of any sort. It sounds like a certain death sentence. It sounds like the parent is saying, “I’m really hoping to raise imbeciles and perverts to the glory of God.”

A well-exercised imagination is crucial to making moral and rational judgments. Both ethics and logic assume imagination as a starting point. Those who lack a dynamic imagination will never be able to grow into mature wisdom. They will always be stuck in very narrow, self-centered mental grooves, following infantile rules.”

Read more: http://www.credenda.org/archive/issues/13-2poetics.php

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